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April 30, 2013

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1. DEATH TOLL EXPECTED TO SOAR IN BANGLADESH

One estimate said as many as 1,400 may be found dead in the collapsed building as emergency workers dig toward the ground floor.

2. POWERFUL EXPLOSION IN SYRIA

The blast in the capital of Damascus killed 13 people and wounded dozens a day after Syria's prime minister escaped an assassination attempt.

3. THE HIDDEN JOLT IN SNACK FOOD

Food makers have added caffeine to gum, potato chips and candy, prompting the FDA to investigate their safety.

4. FBI SEARCHES HOME OF MARATHON SUSPECTS' IN-LAWS

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife, Katharine Russell, has been staying at the Rhode Island home, where officials were seen carrying away a bag labeled "DNA samples."

5. PASSING ON THE CROWN

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated the throne today after 33 years, making her son, Willem-Alexander, the country's first king since 1890.

6. JASON COLLINS SUPPORTED BY PRESIDENT, ATHLETES AFTER COMING OUT

Kobe Bryant tweeted he was proud of the 12-year NBA veteran and Obama called Collins after the player became the first active NBA athlete to say he was gay.

7. ABORTION DOCTOR'S MURDER TRIAL GOES TO JURY

Philadelphia prosecutors say Kermit Gosnell killed four babies because he didn't know how to perform abortions; the defense says he helped poor women without access to medical care.

8. COMPETING PORTRAITS OF JACKSON EMERGE

Lawyers for the pop star's mother call him a loving son and father, while an attorney for concert giant AEG Live said "no one, nobody, knew his deepest darkest secrets."

9. GAMBLING FROM THE COUCH IN VEGAS

The first legal, real-money poker website in the United States is expected to go online this morning.

10. WHO THE TOP CONTENDERS FOR TONY AWARDS ARE

The British musicals "Kinky Boots," with Cyndi Lauper's music, and the Roald Dahl adaptation "Matilda" are locks for best musical nominations today.

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  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

    April 19, 2014

  • State Unemployment [Duplicate] Unemployment fell in March WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment r

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  • Improved outlook for health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announceme

    April 19, 2014

  • U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Was

    April 19, 2014

  • Chelsea Clinton [Duplicate] Title of new book:'Hard Choices' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she consid

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

    April 18, 2014

  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

    April 18, 2014

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

    April 18, 2014

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